Child Poverty in Arkansas 2010: A Deepening Problem

Thirty-one years ago, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families cobbled together data on the well-being of children from census reports, annual reports, planning documents and grant proposals. The result, “Arkansas Children Have Problems,” was a comprehensive and accurate portrait of the state of Arkansas children—22.6 percent of whom lived in poverty.
Today, 24.9 percent of Arkansas children live in poverty.